Thursday, November 10, 2011

Top Ten Reads That Were Outside My Comfort Zone

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a different top ten list and I found it's fun to sit and think about the lists! Anyone can participate and if you link your post on their page, other's might stop by as well.

Yes, yes, I know it's not Tuesday. But I just took the GRE (an exam to get into grad school) so I'm a little behind, oh well :) 

This week is books read that were outside of our comfort zones. I'm not sure I have ten of these, but I'll give it a try.

1. Hushed by Kelley York - I've never read a book where the main character was gay, or maybe in this case, bisexual? I'm still reading it so I'm not 100% sure yet. 

2. The Iron Daughter  by Julie Kagawa - I'm really into the paranormal, but not usually the fantasy. I tried reading Lord of the Rings and I know people are going to hate me for saying this but.... I couldn't get through it :/ Harry Potter I loved so I thought I'd give this fantastical world a try. I'm glad I did because I love this series! 

3. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire - I'm not into contemporary romances because I thought they were probably cheesy and not really that interesting. Well, I saw some rave reviews about this one so I though it'd try it. Amazing! I've seen people say it's great and if all contemporary romances are like these, then I think this book converter me. p.s. - I used the ebook cover pictures because I absolutely love it. She's changed it since then because I guess a lot of people didn't like it. But it's one of my favorites!

4. The Shack by William P. Young - I NEVER read books about religion. Usually, because I hate being preached to. This one was ok though.

5. Radiance by Alyson Noel - This is a middle grade book. I mostly read YA. I think if I was in middle school I would have really liked it. 

6. Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steele - my sister recommended this book to me and I don't usually read her books. Like ones about romance and adult issues and whatnot. 

7. Blood Like Poison by M. Leighton - She was my first Indie author read and I'm so glad she introduced me to the Indie world! Her books are fabulous and she writes one of my favorite series! I thought Indie authors would be boring or unoriginal or not good because they weren't published. BOY WAS I EVER WRONG! 

8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - I'm not really into thrillers or books that could scare me, or creep me out (and yes this book did both). But it was recommended to me while I was abroad and it seemed so popular I had to try it!

9. Samson's Lovely Mortal by Tina Folsom - I was never into the adult, paranormal romance books before this. But now I seem to really like them - don't judge me! lol 

Ok, so I'm one short! Ah, oh well, if I searched really hard I might be able to find one but I'm ok with only having 9. I think this is an awesome post! I'm excited to see what everyone else puts. Some of the comments are halarious.

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